What Really Happened To Cocaine Bear?


We look into the true story behind Cocaine Bear by Elizabeth Banks, the hit horror-comedy. How much actually happened?

If you’re one of the many people who went to see Cocaine Bear recently in theaters, you might have been confused by the title card that suggested the film was based on a true story. There was indeed a real cocaine bear. Andrew C. Thornton II, a drug smuggler, was flying a load from Columbia to the USA. He was forced to abandon his load over Knoxville, Tennessee when his plane crashed. Thornton died after jumping out of the plane after his parachute failed. However, the film offers a more bizarre interpretation of what might have occurred. The total street value of more than 75 pounds of cocaine was thrown out. When authorities searched for the load, they found a dead bear that had consumed large amounts of the cocaine. The bear’s stomach was filled with cocaine and became a local legend. The bear was taxidermied and is now a popular tourist attraction.

Of course, if you’ve seen the movie, you’ll note that this all sounds a bit different than director Elizabeth Banks’ comic-horror mash-up, so In this episode of WTF Really Happened to this Movie, we’re going to separate fact from fiction as we dig into the true story behind Cocaine Bear! This episode of WTF Really Happened to this Movie is written by Eric Walkuski, narrated and edited by Adam Walton, and produced by Taylor James Johnson.

Cocaine Bear is now playing in theaters (read our review) and stars Keri Russell, the late Ray Liota, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Alden Ehrenreich, Margo Martindale, Isiah Whitlock Jr and more!

Did you like ocaine? Leave comments to tell us what you thought about the movie and the fictitious interpretation of what actually happened.

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